Our history and partnership with people living with HIV
The Victorian HIV Service strives to put HIV positive people, their friends and families central to the work we do.
The Victorian HIV Service is a well-regarded leader in HIV clinical care, research and education.
In May 1996 the HIV/AIDS services at Fairfield Hospital were amalgamated with The Alfred HIV/AIDS service.
Fairfield Hospital had been the major HIV treatment service since the first cases of HIV emerged in Victoria.
The Alfred also had a long history of HIV care providing care to a large at-risk community in the Inner South of Melbourne. The Alfred also had vast experience in HIV care treating haemophiliacs infected with HIV attending the statewide Haemophilia service at The Alfred.
Our service today
This is a leading service in Victoria and is nationally recognised. The service is unique in Victoria and offers:
- Comprehensive HIV care with a range of specialists health and HIV services
- A wide range of HIV teaching and education
- HIV research including clinical research and basic science research
- Expert input into international, national and Victorian policy and guidelines relating to HIV treatment and care
- Partnerships with people living with HIV, Government, HIV sector, GPs and health services to respond and reduce the impact of HIV
We have an active HIV Services Advisory Group who input and advise on service changes and direction. We have strong relationships across HIV representative groups and partner and collaborate with many HIV community services.
We also have HIV positive representatives on many of our large HIV research activities steering committees.
For more information, see our HIV services & clinics.